WASHINGTON, dc | This must be the tenth launch of satellites intended to form the constellation Starlink, a project of SpaceX to provide high-speed internet from space, has again been postponed until Saturday to allow for “checks”, announced the company founded by Elon Musk.
“We give up the launch today of the tenth mission Starlink in order to allow [to have] more time for audits”, has tweeted SpaceX about an hour before takeoff, which was scheduled for 10h54 local time from Florida.
“The teams are working to identify a new opportunity of shooting,” added the company in california.
This is not the first time that this launch, which should put 57 more satellites in orbit, is pushed back.
He had already been for reasons of weather on the 8th of July, on the 26th of June. “The teams need more time for checks and soft launch, but [the rocket] Falcon 9 and the satellites are going well”, had tweeted SpaceX on this day.
In total, SpaceX has requested license to send up to 42 000 satellites in space, a figure that is quite hypothetical for the moment.
The first satellites of this constellation, which now already several hundred, had been launched in may 2019.